Good Intentions Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times

ISBN-10: 0867094877

ISBN-13: 9780867094879

Edition: 1999

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Writing centers cannot resolve the national confusion about literacy, but over time they can contribute to a better understanding and more democratic approaches to literacy education. But to do this, writing centers need to be more fully engaged with the paradox of literacy - the way that literacy both dominates and liberates, both demands submission and offers the promise of agency. Nancy Grimm believes that postmodern theory, which emphasizes the diversity of our society, offers the best opportunities for this engagement. Her book offers a fundamental reconsideration of writing center work - work, she maintains, that must be informed by an understanding of the cultural role of literacy education.Because so many educational practices are based on tacit assumptions about the "normal" way to do things, Grimm argues that both the teaching and tutoring of literacy must be informed by a radical reconsideration of academic fairness. Change will depend on the willingness of comfortably situa
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Book details

List price: $41.25
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 9/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 158
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.32" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
P is for Postmodernity and for Possibilities
Literacy Learning in Postmodern Times: Coming to Terms with a Loss of Innocence
Redesigning Academic Identity Kits
Getting Unstuck: Rearticulating the Nodal Points
Toward a Fair Writing Center Practice
Afterword
Works Cited
Index
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